Lengshuikou, Lintung, Shensi (Miocene of China)

Also known as Lengshuigou, Lantien District, Shaanxi

Where: shaanxi, China (34.3° N, 108.9° E: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 106.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Shanwang Formation, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• Originally dated to Middle Miocene (Chiu et al. 1979), now MN7, Astaracian, Tunggurian.


• Red marls

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Chow. 1978. Tertiary mammal faunas of the Lantien Region, Shaanxi Province. Professional papers on Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Geological Publishing House, Peking. 7:98-108 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41811: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• not a complete faunal list - 17 species all together. The full report was in press when this report was published.
 Lagomorpha -
Tsaganolagus wangi1 Li 1978 placental
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Alloptox minor1 Li 1978 pika
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium shensiensis1 Chang and Zhai 1978 gomphothere
Platybelodon sp.2 Borissiak 1928 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
Listriodon sp. von Meyer 1846 pig
Listriodon lishanensis n. sp. Lee and Wu 1978 pig
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus sp. Gaudry 1861 giraffe
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Palaeomeryx sp. von Meyer 1834 ruminant
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
Lagomeryx sp.1 Roger 1904 ruminant
 Ungulata - Bovidae
"Oioceros" lishanensis Lee and Wu 1978 antelope